Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Online Shopping 1

I have been happily spending money online,
no not on tatting supplies but
on these essence masks, among other things.

They make great little gifts for women and men friends.
Go ahead, pamper yourself at home on a lazy weekend.
I especially love the snail essence mask.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

TF #61

Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Grape Splash Col. 165 and Gold Col. 611. It is from the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito's book on page 57. I think it is suppose to resemble a pansy but mine looks more like a spider's web. Should have made some picots a little smaller.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Petai with Prawns

This is one of my favourite dishes. These petai beans have a distinctly strong aroma and taste. It is not everyone's cup of tea but I love it. I stir fried some with prawns and sambal belacan (chilli and fermented shrimp paste). It's best eaten with rice cooked in coconut milk.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Opal and Ruby Bracelet

I found a strand of pink opal in my stash and remembered my sister wanted a stretchy bracelet. She wanted me to pick out the opal beads which were not dotted black. It was quite difficult as almost every bead had some black inclusions.

To make it pretty, I got some faceted ruby beads to alternate with. I think I will make one for myself with sunstone beads. 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

TF #46

Found in Teiko Fujito's Tatted Fashion book on page 47 and 90. It is part of a wide edging for a tablecloth. Tatted in Flora size 20 Col. 234. 

Do you see the v-shaped element formed by the chain in the last two rounds? I like that. In the book, it looks a little different because the shared picot is made larger.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Little Desserts


Amaretto Cookies??

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

TF #14

I started this pattern on page 90 of Tatted Fashion but I tatted one less picot on the outer rings and had to improvise. I found the pattern on page 64 fitted my mistake and it ended up as this. Tatted in Lizbeth 20 Gold Col 611.

Monday, 28 September 2015

New Handbag?

Is Tsuru checking out my new handbag?

No, just mooncakes in a beautiful packaging from
Shangri-La Hotel. 
White lotus paste with single yolk mooncakes which 
were very nice. 
We had them last night with Chinese tea.
Thank you D.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Mooncake Festival

Today is the day of the mid autumn festival. I wonder if we will see the full moon tonight. Children will light their lanterns tonight.

I have not seen this type of mooncake for sometime now.
It is very traditional and 
I remember eating them long time ago.

This is the 5 seeds mooncake which 
I wanted to try from Poh Guan in Chinatown. 
Better than Season but 
I still prefer Tai Chong Kok's.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Merlion Lantern

A large Merlion lantern has been put up in Chinatown this mooncake festival. I have not seen it at night when it is lighted up but if I do, you will see it here too.